STORY OF SONG
“505” is the final track from English indie band Arctic Monkeys and their second studio album “Favourite Worst Nightmare”, which was released in April 2007.The organ chords in the track are the same as those used in the soundtrack for the iconic Western film “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.
“505” was written by Alex Turner with production done by James Ford and Mike Crossey, and details a toxic relationship between Turner and a lover, and how Turner wishes to return to 505 – perhaps an ode to their hometown in Sheffield, where there is a bus route titled “505”. This was a big turning point for the Arctic Monkeys, as this album marked a new sound for the group, one more vulnerable and emotional. In an interview with NME.com discussing Turner’s previous songs and his earlier lyrics, Turner had this to say when asked about “505”: “The first proper love song we’ve done… as in like, ‘Oh, it’s that one person.’”
There is no music video for the track, however an audio video of the song was uploaded to the official Arctic Monkeys YouTube channel in December 2014. As of late June 2020, the video has 8.9 million views and 88 thousand likes.
Release Date: 23rd April 2007
Songwriter: Alex Turner
Producer/s: James Ford & Mike Crossey
Label/s: Domino & Warner Bros. (US only)
Chart Rankings & Certifications: In its year of release, “505” hit #74 on the UK Singles chart.
The lyrics to “505” can be read here: LINK